In a season where nothing has gone right, The Cleveland Browns are again making big changes.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Dianna Russini, The Browns have fired Executive Vice President Sashi Brown after two years.
In those two years, the Cleveland Browns have only won one game and things have looked somehow bleaker than they did under Brown’s predecessor Ray Farmer. The biggest gaffe of the Sashi Brown era has to be trading out of the #2 pick in which Philadelphia selected the likely 2017 NFL MVP, Carson Wentz. Cleveland also traded out of the pick that was later used by Houston to select Deshaun Watson. However, Cleveland did acquire quality talent in the draft with players like Myles Garrett, Jabrill Peppers, and David Njoku.
The news of Browns could mean that head coach Hue Jackson’s job is safe but that is still in doubt. Whoever will take over for Brown is going to inherit a team that needs helps at virtually every position. Luckily, the Browns will have two first round picks and three second round picks in the upcoming draft to try and bolster their roster.
ESPN is also reporting that Browns ownership is planning on meeting with new general manager candidates this week. Big names out there include former Panther general manager Dave Gettleman, former Chiefs general manager John Dorsey, and former Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan. Whoever gets the job will also have nearly $60 million in cap space this offseason.
If the Cleveland Browns are going to get better under new management, the following questions are going to have to be answered:
- Is Deshone Kizer your franchise quarterback or will you take Josh Rosen or Sam Darnold #1 overall?
- Is Hue Jackson still your head coach?
- Can you get Myles Garrett any help?
- Can you lure any quality free agents to Cleveland?
- Can you win literally one game?
UPDATE: Hue Jackson is retained as head coach of the Browns.